Under new plans announced by Labour, drivers who observe the speed limit could have their road tax reduced or have points removed from their licence.

Maria Eagle, the new shadow transport secretary, revealed in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, that she plans to make use of the country's network of average speed cameras to provide financial incentives for drivers who stay within legal limits.



She also made it clear that the party would not be bringing back the unpopular proposals for pay as you go driver charging, which caused a backlash amongst drivers, with 1.8 million people signing a Downing Street petition against the idea.

Labour is hoping these policy ideas will improve the party's reputation with the motorist as it was accused of 'waging war on the motorist' whilst in power.